(Closed) gateway lipstick (NWR)

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Try the Clinique Chubby stick! It’s a good median between lipstick and a tinted Chapstick, my MU artist for the wedding used it and I loved it! 

Post # 3
768 posts
Busy bee

Try Sephora brand lip stain. I have tried many brands and those last the longest even afetr eating or drinking. I was a die hard fan of nude colors and now I am finally branching out to brigther or darker colors. They costs $13 each.

Another great brand for lip stains is NYX at Target. I think they cost $7-8

Post # 4
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Milani is a great drugstore lipstick, they have a huge range of lipstick and glosses.

Post # 6
860 posts
Busy bee

If you’re looking for recommendations check out the xovain website. They do a lot of product testing and have articles on the best drugstore brands and how to pick colors. The articles are full of info and pictures and it’s a great resource. They’re the ones who first got me into lipstick, and now I wear it all the time 🙂

Post # 7
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in Honey, it’s my go to when I want a little bit of color.

Post # 8
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

Lbward6:  I second the Honey suggestion. It’s so so basic. 


And by basic I mean neutral and amazing, not crap. Haha 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  HoorayLouLou.
Post # 9
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hah! I’ve had the same dilemma! I wanted a lip tint so it adds that tiny bit of colour to my face so I don’t look so dull and tired, but at the same time, I want to make sure it looks really natural and not a full on lipstick! So I was basically looking for a decent tinted lip balm but better.

Depends on how much you want to spend as well.

I have the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color  Balm in Bountiful Blush, which apparently is pretty popular. It’s a nice, light, pinkish/brownish hue.

If you want to go fancy, you can get a sheer lipstick. They kind of work like tinted lipbalms but I feel like the stain lasts longer. On a day when I felt fancy, I bought the YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in shade 10 (tangy manderine) which is kinda corally pink and the more you apply, the deeper the colour gets.

Or Revlon Color Burst Balm Stain or Lacquer Balm. I don’t have one, but that would’ve probably been my other choice.

Definitely try out the lipstick/balm/whatever as they can look really bright or intense, but the colour payoff might actually be different on your skin/skintone.

Post # 10
46978 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Another vote for a lip stain. It colors your lips but is not a coating that sits on top of the lips, so it lasts.


Post # 12
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I segwayed into lipstick with the Revlon lipstain sticks. They come in tons of colors and are really cheap to try out..

Post # 13
391 posts
Helper bee

It’s not technically a lipstick but the Pixi shea butter lip balm in colors gives enough of a sheer color to look like you put color on as well as the other Pixi lip colors. 

Post # 14
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Another agreement with the Revlon lipstain lipsticks. Make sure you get the regular one to start, and not the laquer or matte. For a more conventional lipstick, I also absolutely love the Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter. They are so soft and creamy and have lovely colors without being too in your face. 

Post # 15
8897 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2017 -  California

My go-to is using Benetint + chapstick over it.

Also, I know this isn’t a lipstick, but I LOVE Dior Lip Glow: http://www.sephora.com/dior-addict-lip-glow-P236816

It’s awesome. It goes on clear-ish, and then quickly starts turning into the most natural, beautiful your-lips-but-better pink. I got through mine a few months ago and have tons of other lip products to use up before I can justify getting another, but I miss it so much. It was incredible.

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